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Georgette Heyer (1902–1974)

Auteur de Adorable Sophie

121+ oeuvres 72,293 utilisateurs 2,504 critiques 352 Favoris
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A propos de l'auteur

Georgette Heyer was born on August 16, 1902 at Wimbledon, London. She wrote The Black Moth as a story for her brother Boris. Her father, impressed with his daughter's imagination, suggested that she prepare it to be published, which it was by Constable in 1921. Having scored an instant success with afficher plus The Black Moth at the age of nineteen under her own name, Georgette Heyer, she experimented with a pseudonym, Stella Martin, for her third book, published by Mills & Boon. She continued writing and in 1925 she married Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. After reasonable but not spectacular sales from her first few books the instant success of These Old Shades in 1926 brought her a solid source of income which was very necessary at the time since the family relied to a large extent on the income from Georgette Heyer's writing. She wrote over fifty books during her lifetime and created the Regency England genre of romance novels. She died on July 4, 1974 at the age of 71. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins


Œuvres de Georgette Heyer

Adorable Sophie (1950) 2,974 exemplaires
Frederica (1965) 2,396 exemplaires
These Old Shades (1926) 2,371 exemplaires
Cotillion (1953) 2,260 exemplaires
Venetia (1958) 2,163 exemplaires
Arabella et le libertin (1949) 2,145 exemplaires
Devil's Cub (1932) 2,136 exemplaires
Sylvester (1957) 1,838 exemplaires
The Convenient Marriage (1934) 1,813 exemplaires
Lady of Quality (1972) 1,711 exemplaires
Passion au manoir (1962) 1,702 exemplaires
Regency Buck (1935) 1,662 exemplaires
Black Sheep (1966) 1,649 exemplaires
Friday's Child (1944) 1,631 exemplaires
Faro's Daughter (1941) 1,621 exemplaires
The Corinthian (1940) 1,619 exemplaires
The Black Moth (1921) 1,607 exemplaires
The Reluctant Widow (1946) 1,574 exemplaires
The Masqueraders (1928) 1,570 exemplaires
L'ingénue effrontée (1936) 1,561 exemplaires
The Quiet Gentleman (1951) 1,526 exemplaires
The Unknown Ajax (1959) 1,518 exemplaires
Bath Tangle (1955) 1,503 exemplaires
Pour l'amour de Cressy (1963) 1,465 exemplaires
A Civil Contract (1961) 1,463 exemplaires
Sprig Muslin (1956) 1,423 exemplaires
The Foundling (1948) 1,412 exemplaires
Cousin Kate (1968) 1,394 exemplaires
The Toll-Gate (1954) 1,354 exemplaires
Charity Girl (1970) 1,315 exemplaires
April Lady (1957) 1,197 exemplaires
An Infamous Army (1937) 1,181 exemplaires
L'éventail et l'épée (1923) — Pseudonym, quelques éditions1,179 exemplaires
Why Shoot A Butler? (1933) 1,015 exemplaires
Footsteps in the Dark (1932) 994 exemplaires
Beauvallet (1929) 983 exemplaires
Un rayon de lune sur le pilori (1935) 974 exemplaires
Noël tragique à Lexham manor (1941) 968 exemplaires
Poison! (1936) 904 exemplaires
A Blunt Instrument (1938) 871 exemplaires
Meurtre d'anniversaire (1937) 859 exemplaires
La mort donne le la (1934) 837 exemplaires
The Spanish Bride (1940) 834 exemplaires
Pas l'ombre d'un doute (1939) 830 exemplaires
Pistols for Two (1960) 798 exemplaires
Enquête difficile (1953) 778 exemplaires
Mort sans atout (1951) 750 exemplaires
Qui a tue le pere? (1942) 654 exemplaires
The Conqueror (1931) 630 exemplaires
My Lord John (1975) 576 exemplaires
Simon the Coldheart (1925) 568 exemplaires
Royal Escape (1938) 561 exemplaires
Snowdrift and Other Stories (2016) 166 exemplaires
The Great Roxhythe (1923) 110 exemplaires
Pastel (1929) 60 exemplaires
Instead of the Thorn (1923) — Pseudonym, quelques éditions52 exemplaires
Lady of Quality + Charity Girl (2010) 51 exemplaires
Helen (1928) 49 exemplaires
Barren Corn (1930) 46 exemplaires
April Lady + Pistols for Two (1998) 39 exemplaires
Venetia [abridged] (2010) 33 exemplaires
Sylvester [abridged] (2009) 28 exemplaires
Devil's Cub + False Colours (1966) 21 exemplaires
The Convenient Marriage [abridged] (2010) 17 exemplaires
Arabella + The Corinthian (2005) 15 exemplaires
Pursuit [short story] (1939) 9 exemplaires
Full Moon (Short-Story) (1948) 7 exemplaires
The Black Moth and Other Romances (2009) 6 exemplaires
These Old Shades/Devil's Cub (2004) 6 exemplaires
Runaway Match (Short-Story) (1936) 5 exemplaires
A Husband for Fanny [short story] (1960) 5 exemplaires
Lady, Your Pardon (Short-Story) (1937) 4 exemplaires
Georgette Heyer 4 exemplaires
The Little Lady [short story] (2019) 3 exemplaires
Night at the Inn (Short-Story) (1960) 3 exemplaires
Linckes' Great Case (Short-Story) (1923) 2 exemplaires
Georgette Heyer Compendium (1984) 2 exemplaires
The Chinese Shawl [short story] (2019) 2 exemplaires
Una ragazza adorabile 1 exemplaire
Intrighi al castello 1 exemplaire
Devil's Cub + Regency Buck (1999) 1 exemplaire
Black Sheep + The Grand Sophy (1900) 1 exemplaire
Pistols for Two [short story] (1960) 1 exemplaire
Snowdrift (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplaire
Bath Miss (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplaire
Pink Domino (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplaire
The Duel (Short-Story) (1960) 1 exemplaire
Hazard [short story] (1960) 1 exemplaire
Fantasmas do Passado 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Bodies from the Library (2018) — Contributeur — 123 exemplaires
The Oxford Book of Historical Stories (1994) — Contributeur — 40 exemplaires
The Queen's Book of the Red Cross (1939) — Contributeur — 36 exemplaires
The Anthology of Love and Romance (1994) — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires
Suspense, August 1958 [Vol. 1, No. 1] (1958) — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
70 Greatest Love Stories in Fiction: Historical Novels Edition (2021) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire


Partage des connaissances

Nom canonique
Heyer, Georgette
Nom légal
Rougier, Georgette Heyer
Autres noms
Martin, Stella
Date de naissance
Date de décès
Lieu de naissance
Wimbledon, London, England, UK
Lieu du décès
London, England, UK
Cause du décès
lung cancer
Lieux de résidence
England, UK
Wimbledon, England, UK
Paris, France
Royal College of Music
historical novelist
crime novelist
Oman, Carola (friend)
Rougier, George Ronald (husband)
Heyer, George (father)
Prix et distinctions
Blue Plaque
Courte biographie
Georgette Heyer wrote meticulously researched historical-romance novels, specializing in the late eighteenth/early nineteenth-century, and was most famous for her Regency novels. She lived a sheltered childhood and at age 17, created a serial story to amuse her brother Boris, who was ill; their father asked her to prepare it for publication and his agent found a publisher for it -- this became The Black Moth (1921), about a disgraced young aristocrat who becomes a highwayman. According to Georgette Heyer's biographer Jane Aiken Hodge, that first novel contained many of the elements that would become standard for Heyer's works, the "saturnine male lead, the marriage in danger, the extravagant wife, and the group of idle, entertaining young men." Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one detective thriller each year. Her books were highly popular both in the UK and the USA and she remains an enduring international bestseller, read and loved by four generations of readers.



OT: Heyer censored à Folio Society Devotees (Novembre 2023)
Georgette Heyer - Frederica à Folio Society Devotees (Septembre 2023)
Found: Victorian era woman comes into her own à Name that Book (Août 2021)
BRITISH AUTHOR CHALLENGE - JUNE 2017 - HEYER & SCHAMA à 75 Books Challenge for 2017 (Octobre 2017)
Read GEORGETTE HEYER in June à 2014 Category Challenge (Juillet 2014)
FREDERICA - Group Read - SPOILERS POSSIBLE à 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Mars 2014)
Can't remember the names of these books à Name that Book (Août 2013)
Georgette Heyer à Cozy Mysteries (Décembre 2012)
January 2012: Georgette Heyer à Monthly Author Reads (Mars 2012)
Fantasy casting: Frederica à Almack's (Mai 2010)
Heyer Discussion: [Friday's Child] à 75 Books Challenge for 2009 (Février 2010)
Historicals à Almack's (Janvier 2010)
Adaptations? à Almack's (Décembre 2009)
Reluctant Widow film adaptation à Almack's (Décembre 2009)
Music in Heyer à Almack's (Novembre 2009)
Heyer, No Wind of Blame, rev. jimroberts à Reviews reviewed (Septembre 2009)


prévisible, mais drôle et charmant; cette très jeune fille propose au comte de l'épouser à la place de sa soeur qui en aime un autre. Le comte, à qui elle plaît beaucoup, ne demande pas mieux.
Danielec | 79 autres critiques | Feb 6, 2014 |


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